Follow the WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet Championship.
Block stages run from 27th – 31st July
Knockout stages 1st – 4th Aug
To watch some of the players follow the link on the homepage of the Croquet Association website. Click on the line under Latest croquet News that reads:
Live Stream/Broadcast Schedule for GCWC.
A page will pop up Click the link on that page that reads:
Alternatively you can search for Croquetengland on the Youtube website. I hope you enjoy the viewing.
Results will be on the Croquetscores website.East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club are represented by Jonathan Powe who is playing in Block D, also Stephen Leonard one of our newer members as well as a member of Kingston Maurward will be playing in Block E. I am sure the rest of East Dorset’s members will join me in wishing both Jonathan and Steven the best of luck
Our 9 Grass Courts are now available for play to Non-Club Members.
There are various options from Pay and Play to a Full Season Membership.
Our SIX main grass courts have now been fully refurbished and laser levelled using the same procedures as the Wimbledon Tournament courts. We have also improved our THREE subsidiary courts, which the official LTA Consultants classified as equivalent to those used for LTA County Week. They graded the SIX refurbished courts as “exceptional and of the highest standard”.
Take this opportunity to try out tennis on real grass courts and enjoy the benefits of our Clubhouse, Café and Bar.
Contact Brian on 07930 454764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See poster for details Grass Court Membership v3
The club is proud to be hosting this year’s Premier Senior Event of the Dorset grass court tennis season, the Dorset Open Seniors Tournament. Taking place over two days from Tuesday 25 June with two divisions, over 55s and over 65s, in a mens, womens and mixed doubles format and featuring a plate competition for first round eliminations. This is a fun event of a good standard with many entries expected from members of other clubs. Bookings are now being taken, so do sign up to support the club, have an enjoyable day’s tennis with great company and competition. Entry is £13 with a closing date of 20 June. See details on the accompanying poster.
Club captains of all teams, can you please make sure you have a poster/flyer available from Sue Hobden to give to all competing teams for their own club noticeboards and direct them to our website.
See the accompanying poster for more details.
This week’s menu for Sunday Lunch can be found on the First Service Catering page under Social/Club or by clicking on the image
In their first match of the Div 1 season, the Ladies 1 team
suffered a 6-2 defeat away to David Lloyd Poole on Thursday night 2 May. The team of Liz Fox & Julie Harrison and
Kaye Streeter & Anna Winquist fought hard but could not overcome strong
On Wednesday 1 May, thanks to the hard work over the winter and spring period by our Groundsman Robin Wilcox, the three Grass Tennis Courts in the cage were opened and available for play.
After playing on them during Club Day Saturday 4 May, Veteran Tennis Player Ken Percy said that “they are in the best condition that I have ever seen with a good bounce and lush grass, despite being early in the season”.
Do come down to Club Day tomorrow Bank Holiday Monday 6 May to try for them for yourself.
The remaining six Grass Tennis Courts by Worthington Crescent which were relaid and laser levelled over the winter will open on 1 June.
On Thursday 16 May, the 45 Seniors Tennis Club (www.the45seniorstennisclub.com) will hire three of our courts to run a day tournament from 10.15am to around 5.00pm.
It’s a mixed doubles event for team player standard and above (Men O45, Ladies O40) and you are usually guaranteed six short set matches.
There are a few places still available for East Dorset or other local players. (Sue Hobden our Tennis Chairman has entered!)
So if you want a great day’s tennis or need more information, please phone or email David Lloyd (07805 521549, email@example.com).
The 45 Seniors Club
PS there is a fee of £20pp to cover the hire of the courts which goes to East Dorset Club funds, new balls and prizes.
Details of the club can be on the attached (please note the flier is out of date and contains our old name)
Pleased be advised that we are hosting a three court Ladies Match on Astro Courts 1 to 3 from 2pm. Consequently the Improvers group will be on the Cage Grass Courts from 1.30 to 4.00 and Club Day Play will be on Astro Courts 4 to 6 and on Clay Courts 7 to 10 from 1.30 to 6.00.
During May the Club is proud to be hosting a number of LTA Tournaments and League Matches on Weekend Days on both the Astro and Clay Courts. Consequently at these times, the courts will NOT be available to members. Please consult the accompanying chart to ensure that a court will be available for your play.